Found March 18, 2012 on Mets Fever:
The Mets have reduced camp to just 40 players by sending down OF Cesar Puello and RHP Jeremy Hefner.  Both had very good games today and got sent down on a high note to build upon.

Photo by Michael Baron
Puello showed a solid glove, strong arm and hit .308, OBP .357, Slg. .308 and .665 OPS.

Hefner appeared in five games, 6.2 innings in which he allowed one unearned run from five hits and one walk while batters hit .172 against him.

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